The Taliban militants have blown up the laboratory of a school in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan which resulted into the destruction of the laboratory as well as some documents stored in the compound.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the laboratory was set on fire in the vicinity of Momandara district.

The statement further added that all the equipment and documents available in the laboratory were totally destroyed in the explosion.

According to the governor’s office, the militants initially stormed into the school, tied the hands of the unarmed guards of the school, and then detonated the compound with explosives.

The security forces immediately reached the area and the school was reopened for the students apart from the laboratory, the statement added.

Provincial governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal strongly condemned the act and instructed the relevant authorities to launch an immediate operation to apprehend the perpetrators.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in the East but the anti-government armed militant groups are active in some of its remote districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.